Full time: LA 3, San Jose 2. The Galaxy find a way to win. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap from this one.
82nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Galaxy! Sebastian Lletget credited with a play in the mixer off a corner that ends up with the ball in the net. LA will take it any way they can. Galaxy lead now.
72nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Galaxy. Cristian Pavon scores a penalty after a Quakes handball. Tied at 2-2 now, anybody’s game.
59th minute: Goal Quakes. Cade Cowell scores his first MLS goal with an audacious strike. Galaxy need to catch up again here.
33rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Galaxy! Daniel Steres with the header off Sebastian Lletget’s free kick service. Tie game here.
11th minute: Goal Quakes. Vako opens the scoring to put LA in an early hole.
LA go with a familiar lineup, no surprise after their first win of the season last time out:
San Jose have two players making their first career MLS starts, in Tanner Beason and Cade Cowell.
This was supposed to be LA’s second game of the week, after they were scheduled to play the Seattle Sounders Wednesday, but that game was called off as part of a player strike to protest racial inequality and specifically systemic violence against Black people, which took place among 10 teams total in the league. The Earthquakes were also among those 10 teams not to play as originally scheduled midweek.
Given the fact that the Galaxy are only a week back into the latest phase of the most stop-start season in history, and the external conditions surrounding the club, it’s really hard to say how the game will go. It does look as if the game will proceed, although in the year 2020 none of us can say anything at all will happen with certainty anymore. But indications on Friday from the team and league make it quite likely it will proceed. How will the game be? Beats me.
It’s worth noting the Quakes haven’t actually returned to action locally yet, so this is their first game since Orlando. They did go to the knockout rounds, so the time off will probably be pretty similar to the Galaxy’s time off before they played LAFC last week. Maybe they’ll come roaring out like LA did, or maybe they’ll be full of rust like LAFC. We’ll see, rivalry games are always pretty big.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LA are (+138) while San Jose are (+165). The odds of a draw are (+270), so the bookmakers think this is a pretty even match, giving the home team a tiny edge.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and the Earthquakes will be televised locally on Spectrum Sportsnet Overflow (just what it sounds like, you’ll have to look around a bit for it), and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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